The Devil in Modern Philosophy
The essays in this volume gather together Gellner's thinking on the connection between philosophy and life and they approach the topic from a number of directions: philosophy of morals, history of ideas, a discussion of individuals including R. G. Collingwood, Noam Chomsky, Piaget and Eysenck and discussions on the setting of philosophy in the general culture of England and America.
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The devil in modern philosophy
The crisis in the humanities and the mainstream of philosophy
Reflections on philosophy especially in America
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A. J. Ayer action analysis argument attitude Austin Ayer's behaviour belief causal chapter Chomsky claim cognitive Collingwood common sense concepts concerned contemporary convictions course crucial culture d'Holbach daemon Descartes devil doctrine empiricism empiricist Enlightenment entail Ernest Gellner error ethics evidence existence experience explanation fact faith feel formulated Freud G. E. Moore genuine Hegel hence human humanist Idealist ideas important instance intellectual interesting interpretation intuition J. L. Austin justification Kant Kantian kind language linguistic philosophy Logical Positivism matter maxim means ment merely metaphysical mind modern moral nature notion object outlook perhaps philosophy of mind position possible predictions premiss problem Professor Ayer propositional logic propositions question R. M. Hare rational realists reason relativism relevant religion rule scientific seems social society Sociology supposed theory of knowledge things thinkers thought tion true truth universalizability universe valid valuation virtue Wittgenstein Wollheim words